Smarther News Quick Quotes for Tuesday, September 25th

September 25, 2018
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"This country has given me everything. It’s a dream come true."

Felix Hernandez, 32-year-old pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, after passing his naturalization exam and becoming an American citizen on Monday. A native of Venezuela, Hernandez hopes to bring his parents to the U.S. because of the internal strife in his home country.
“We’re not in a court of law; we’re actually in a court of credibility at this point.”

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senate Judiciary Committee member, when asked whetherA Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh deserves a presumption of innocence with regard to the sexual assault allegationsA he faces from two separate women dating back to his high school & college days.
“I think all of us have probably done things we look back on in high school and regret or cringe a bit. But that’s not what we’re talking about.”

Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh in his first on-camera interview since Christine Ford accused him of sexual assault. Kavanaugh denied being at the party in question and any sexual assault or misconduct of any kind as a younger man.
“You are responsible for these actions; you will face the repercussions. We warn all of those behind the story, we will take revenge.”

Gen. Hossein Salami, Deputy Head of the Revolutionary Guard Corp, Iran's elite military force, speaking funerals on Monday after an attack on a military parade killed 25 and injured dozens more. Iran blames the United States and its allies for the attack.
"We stand with the Iranian people against the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism and express our sympathy to them at this terrible time."

State Dept Spokeswoman Heather Nauert on the attack in Iran. ISIS has released a video claiming responsibility for the attack; an anti-gov't Iranian group has also claimed responsibility.
“Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with what the world needs; that’s what we plan to do.”

Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, announcing he & his co-founder Mike Krieger, Chief Technology Officer, will leave the social media giant they created in the next few weeks.

“Such a famous actress and no one knows her whereabouts. And no authorities have made any clarifications. This is the real suspense.”

Shi Shusi, Chinese columnist & commentator on the sudden disappearance of a famous Chinese actress. Fan Bingbing, who starred in movies like "X-Men: Days of Future Past," hasn't been seen in 3 months. While some speculate about tax evasion and gov't retaliation, no one seems to knows what happened.

"Versace has struggled with its accessories business, and Michael Kors could help them with that.”

Robert Burke, former retail executive and current consultant, on the rumored sales of Versace to Michael Kors Holdings to the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ reports this would be the first time an American company would take the reins at an elite European brand.

Have a great day!

by Jenna Lee,